HertfordshireCentral and East of England > Hertfordshire POhWER has been working in Hertfordshire since 1996. Since April 2015, the Advocacy service is provided under the Hertshelp brand in partnership with a wide range of voluntary sector organizations; including Carers in Herts (CiH), Headway, Herts Independent Living service (HILS), Hertfordshire Society for the Blind (HSB) and Viewpoint. Read the latest POhWER Hertfordshire newsletter to find out what POhWER has been up to recently in Hertfordshire. We offer the following services in Hertfordshire: HertsHelp Advice & Information Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA), including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Relevant Person's Paid Representative Services (RPPR). Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) Community Advocacy Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service NHS Complaints Advocacy Brokerage Support Service Secure Services Advocacy Three Rivers Community Navigators How do I get support from an advocate? To make a referral to the advocacy services in Hertfordshire, you can download the forms below: HertsHelp Advocacy referral form HertsHelp NHS Complaints Advocacy referral form HertsHelp Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) referral form HertsHelp Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA) referral form HertsHelp Advocacy for Parents Professional referral form If you are not sure whether you can get an advocate, or for more information, advice and support in your area, you can contact us on 0300 123 4044 or email email@example.com. Local Leaflets Herts Healthy Homes Leaflet (pdf) HertsHelp Leaflet (pdf) HertsHelp EasyRead Leaflet (pdf) Download POhWER Hertfordshire newsletter issue 8 (pdf) Download POhWER Hertfordshire newsletter issue 7 (pdf) Download POhWER Hertfordshire newsletter issue 6 (pdf) HertsHelp Volunteer Poster Read how Caroline used the HertsHelp service Caroline, 86, contacted HertsHelp after seeing an article in the Horizon magazine. She felt her house was always cold in the winter, but couldn’t afford to put her heating on for very long. Read how our HertsHelp advisor helped Caroline with her problems. Read Caroline's story here Read more stories here Volunteer in Hertfordshire Throughout the year we value the support provided by volunteers across our services in Hertfordshire. We offer a supportive team environment, opportunities to learn new skills or brush up on your existing ones and a chance to gain experience in customer service, administration, IT, advocacy and communication. We regularly offer student work placements for those studying a variety of courses, including social work, health & social care, administration and customer services. Contact us if you are interested in doing your placement with us and would like to know more. See below for current volunteer opportunities: Helpline Hub Referral Assistant Helpline Assistant Advocacy Administration Assistant To apply, please complete the volunteer application form or contact us on 0300 123 4044. Read Helen's volunteer story here Read Saskia's volunteer story here Read Feedback from a Student Social Worker on Placement with POhWER Contact us Call us on 0300 123 4044 Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org Find us at: Hertlands House, Primett Road, Stevenage, SG1 3EE Tweets by @POhWERadvocacy In your area Central and East of England Hertfordshire Christmas Celebration Day 2016 On Tuesday 13th December the Hertfordshire POhWER Local Members with the support of Community Development Worker Natasha Bartley, hosted their 2016 Christmas Celebration Day at the Forum, IBIS Hotel in Stevenage. The day was a chance for Hertfordshire members to come together with staff and let their hair down while also celebrating the achievements of the year. As it’s POhWER’s 20th Birthday this year, there was even more reason to celebrate. It was lovely to see some of our founder members, Judith Smart and Steven Rathbone (who are also vice presidents) mixing with newer members and local groups that attended. Entertainment for the day was provided by local musician Ben Smith who played and sang live and had the crowd up and dancing throughout the afternoon. There were also games such as, ‘guess how many sweets are in the jar’, which was won by member David James and ‘guess the name of the bear’, which was won by support worker Linda Meek. Food was kindly provided by Natasha and her aunty Joy who also baked a very tasty POhWER cake! The day was paid for with the remainder of the money raised by the POhWER local group earlier in the year. After such a tremendous effort this year promoting POhWER with the roadshow and at the Shout About it event, it was lovely for the members to celebrate all their hard work and also talk about plans for 2017 which looks set to be another busy year.